Germany – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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GERMANY – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 82,221,808

Female portion of population (2007): 51.02%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 13.9%
Ages 15-24 11.7%
Ages 25-49 36.3%
Ages 50-64 18.4%
Ages 65-79 15.2%
Age 80 and older 4.6%

 

Percentage of population over ages 0-14 (2004):

  • Female: 13.91%
  • Male: 15.31%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 21.31%
  • Male: 15.19%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 82.4 years female
  • 77.2 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (1991): 240

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births (2005): 4

Percentage using contraception (1992): 70.1%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 64.0%
  • Male: 74.7%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 55.3%
  • 1997: 64%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 8.3%
  • Male: 8.4%

Average gross annual earnings of full-time employees in an enterprise with ten or more employees (2005):

  • Female: 34,522
  • Male: 43,945

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 84.4%

Marriage rate (2007): 4.48 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2006): 2.3 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 1908
  • – Male: 3045

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 134.7
  • – Male: 215.3

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2002):

  • – Incidence: 15.39
  • – Death: 3.04

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2002):

  • – Incidence: 130.81
  • – Death: 27.59

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 908
  • – Colorectal: 1858
  • – Lung: 4061

Age-standardized incidence rates of colorectal cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 45.10
  • Male: 70.20

Age-standardized incidence rates of lung cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 20.8
  • Male: 61.2

Age-standardized mortality rates of lung cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 15.42
  • Male: 62.17 male

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week:

  • Female: 2%
  • Male: 9%

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 1.29

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1553.15

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female: 72.1%
  • Male: 62.7%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 22%
  • Male: 30.9%

Percentage overweight (2002):

  • Female: 35.6%
  • Male: 52.9%

Percentage obese (2002):

  • Female: 23.3%
  • Male: 22.5%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 71.8%
  • Male: 70.2%

MOBILITY DISORDERS

In progress

MENTAL HEALTH

In progress

SEXUAL HEALTH

In progress

CHRONIC DISABLING DISORDERS

In progress

HEALTHCARE

In progress

 

This resource has been compiled from a range of information to assist researchers by having a facility with all the necessary basic information in regard to health information in Europe and individual member countries.

This reseource has been assembled from information and data gathered from: Eurostat, WHO Europe Office and other sources.

– Research completed by Kristin Semancik

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